ICC World Twenty20: I always try to pick wickets, not contain batsmen, says Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra finished with figures of 2/22 and bagged the Man of the Match award as India beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the Super-10 opener of the World Twenty20.

updated: March 22, 2014 00:04 IST
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Leg-spinners might go for runs but that does not deter Amit Mishra from thinking about bowling an attacking line rather than trying to be a restrictive option for his captain. (Read: MS Dhoni impressed by Amit Mishra's exploits vs Pakistan)

"I am not afraid of flighting the ball because I always think about taking wickets and not restricting the batsmen. I believe you can never succeed trying to stop the flow of runs instead of trying to take wickets. If you try to take wickets, you can put pressure on the batsman," Mishra told reporters at post-match conference after India thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets in their World Twenty20 campaign opener in Mirpur on Friday. (Match Report: India beat Pakistan by seven wicketsin Super-10 opener)

He said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's tips were of great help as the skipper has always encouraged him to stay true to his strengths. (Highlights)

"The captain (Dhoni) always tells me that I should try to spin the ball as that is my strength. He tells me that I have the ability to beat the batsman in flight. That's how I got Ahmed Shehzad and Shoaib Malik out on Friday. In T20 cricket, more variations you have, the more advantageous position you are in," said Mishra, who was adjudged man-of-the-match for his effort of 2/22. (Amit Mishra credits MS Dhoni for his support in win against Pakistan)

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